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Ana Cabrera Confirms That She’s Leaving CNN — Update

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 2022-12-15
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UPDATE: CNN anchor Ana Cabrera confirmed that she is leaving the network.

In a statement, she said that “after nearly a decade at CNN, I’m making the personal decision to explore a new professional chapter. Time to embrace new challenges and opportunities.”

Since news broke of her pending departure earlier this month, sources have said that she is eyeing a role at NBCUniversal. The network has declined to comment and Cabrera’s reps did not return requests for comment. Her exit is said to be unrelated to the recent layoffs at the network.

Cabrera anchors CNN Newsroom on weekdays at 1 PM ET.

Cabrera’s complete statement below:

“My heart is full of gratitude for the incredible opportunities I’ve had at CNN to serve our viewers and to work alongside extraordinary journalists. CNN has been like a family. I love my colleagues and believe in the mission of the organization.

“But after nearly a decade at CNN, I’m making the personal decision to explore a new professional chapter. Time to embrace new challenges and opportunities.

“I’m firmly committed to my work as a journalist in the next stage of my career. But for now, I look forward to hitting pause and spending some extra time with my family.”

Variety first reported on her statement.

PREVIOUSLY, Dec. 1: Ana Cabrera, who anchors CNN Newsroom on weekdays at 1 PM ET, is expected to depart the network, with sources saying that she is eyeing a new role at NBCUniversal.

Her anticipated exit was not part of the significant layoffs that CNN announced this week, according to a source. Spokespersons for CNN and NBC News declined comment.

Cabrera joined CNN in 2013, based in Denver, before anchoring CNN Newsroom. She previously was an anchor for WGMH-TV, the ABC affiliate in Denver, and was an anchor and reporter at NBC and Fox affiliates in Spokane, WA.

NBC News recently signed other CNN staffers, including Laura Jarrett, who will cover the Justice Department and Supreme Court starting in January, and Ryan Nobles, who moved in October and covers Capitol Hill. David Gelles also was named the new executive producer of Meet the Press in August and talent executive Rebecca Kutler joined MSNBC in September. Puck News first reported on Cabrera’s planned move.

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